Things to Do in Connecticut, April 12 to 18, 2015
BRIDGEPORT The Barnum Museum “Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot,” illustrated talk by Andrew McClellan. April 19 at NEW BRITAIN Hole in the Wall Theater “Fat Men in Skirts,” comedy by Nicky Silver. . “From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven....
April 9, 2015
A Zambian Walking Safari: the Ultimate Wildlife Adventure
He did, and gingerly removed an off-white egg, a little bit larger than the jumbo variety you might buy at the grocery store. “You have a baby crocodile in your hand,” Ms. Tittle announced. When Ben gave it to me, I could feel the egg's warmth through ...
April 2, 2015
How to Take a Toddler to the NBA
If you are wondering if I had him on a toddler shot clock, of course I had him on a toddler shot clock. From the start I was thinking: we'd leave at halftime. Tops. That would give us two quarters of middling Eastern Conference action before Jesse's ...
March 25, 2015
Syracuse travelblog: A trip to Cooperstown
Plaques on a wall in a high-ceilinged room that makes you think you're in a library. Jim Traber called me while I was touring the gallery. I was ashamed when my phone Typical diner fare. But atypical cheeseburgers. We ordered the jumbo cheeseburger ...
March 26, 2015
In the galleries: Art that's coolly conceived, rigorously made
A swarm of wiry black ovals swoops elegantly across one wall like a school of fish, although the title, “Celebrate Birth,” indicates that Lee was thinking of much smaller creatures. Among the artist's motifs are clocks that dwarf and occasionally ...
February 13, 2015
Revisit your alarm clock from 1989 with this mondo E-Ink wall clock
Using the same display technology as the one found in Amazon's Kindle ebook reader, ClockOne (the company stylizes it as ClockONE, to emphasize it's the first E Ink clock) is a jumbo four-digit clock that measures nearly 40 inches wide, 14 inches tall ...
November 6, 2014
Timken Bows to Activist Investors, and Splits in Two
On Wall Street, it is what's known as an activist investor, one of a number of increasingly powerful firms that acquire big stakes in companies and pressure executives to make changes to “unlock value” and drive share prices higher. After focusing on ...
December 6, 2014
Laurie takes off because who cares, and Gordon Fucking Henley sits on the couch and proceeds to be a dipshit. He claims his way of following rules is just the right way to do things, while Drew is conforming simply by being nonconformist. Drew claims that Swinton won’t congregate with them to maintain the notion that they’re not friends despite the fact that they were all sitting in that same area one episode ago. Swinton comes to say hi. He comes bearing big news, and Gordon Fucking Henley asks if it’s that he’s singing lead vocals for the Smashing Pumpkins. Gordon “disses” him a few more times for being a socially awkward Melvin and then his “electronic date book” beeps because Gordon Fucking Henley is a super important guy in his colorful suspenders. Gordon bails and shortly after Laurie shows back up with a book for him, asking Swinton to return it. Swinton swoons over Laurie because apparently that’s a thing now, and Drew mocks him for it. I guess it’s the novelty of having the hot popular... I guess it was more to get back at Gordon Fucking Henley for being a dickweasel.
The Cinderella Pin Trading Event hosted by the Disney Studio Store Hollywood is this year’s royal ball of pin trading, but did the glass slipper fit. Or did it shatter into pieces as when Lady Tremaine smashed it against the wall. Type of Event: Premium Pin Trading Event. Features: Raffle, pin boards, exclusive access, artist signing, free chocolate, movie admission, and pin trader sundae at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain. As is often the case, the Disney Studio Store Hollywood had a tremendous selection of pins available for purchase. The jumbo Cinderella pin has some amazing work put into the dress – it looks like mother-of-pearl – and the glass slipper has some stained glass elements that are really beautiful. The marquee pin not only had a beautiful design but the clock striking twelve had so many detailed elements it was truly spectacular. Artist Charles Garcia was there to offer autographs for the pins he designed (the Cinderella marquee pin, the die-cast frame pin, the glass slipper pin, and the jumbo Cinderella pin) and there were four pin boards and a limited-edition only pin... Included with each package was also a ticket to the movie Cinderella, a voucher for a pin trader sundae on a future date, an event lanyard, and an exclusive LE 300 event pin (an additional LE 150 gold marquee pin for those signing up with the...
I must tell you that when I received the invitation to speak at this conference I felt very flattered, and I immediately thought that I could have used a few pages of the booklet that I had written about the military adventures of my father, the... Then I realized that it would have been absolutely pretentious on my part, since I had laid out those pages just for my family, and I could not absolutely guarantee their accuracy for a wider and qualified audience. Therefore, I will not conceal that I was about to pull back, but then the organizers reassured me that I was not supposed to do an intervention as an historian, rather a family testimony that could evoke a human bond arisen in those years and that... So I decided to start telling you when, for the first time, I managed to see the places where my father took refuge, with the help of the monks of Camaldoli, the local peasants and the partisan movement of Romagna. Without the slightest hope of getting a reply I wrote to “Signor Nanni” at the address where Torquato had lived when I corresponded with hirn 20 years ago on the off chance that some descendant of his might still live in the house. To my amazement Torquato himself – aged 87 – replied and in no time was making elaborate plans to help me achieve my ambition.
Liberal Democrats Try to Push Hillary Clinton Left
At a 2013 event sponsored by the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GS 1.21 % she said she wasn’t interested in “turning the clock back or pointing fingers” regarding the causes of the financial crisis, according to two people in the room ...
April 10, 2015
The wonder world of Sidhpur's Bohra mansions
At least I think so; it looked also like one of Degas' Impressionist paintings of an Indian woman that might have been hanging on the wall. Cortes does photograph ... you will conclude that a giant cuckoo clock has deposited the little boy on the sofa ...
April 9, 2015
This alarm clock showers you with targeted beams of light and sound
Why this matters: Study after study has shown that a large chunk of the human population is getting ... up to domestic felicity and enhanced professional productivity. The wall-mounted “personal sunrise” alarm uses its built-in body heat sensor to ...
April 8, 2015
As Its Watch Launch Ticks Closer, Apple Gets a Downgrade
That’s the verdict from Societe Generale analysts Andy Perkins and Peter Knox, who cut their rating on Apple Inc. Wednesday and warned investors to keep their eye on what really matters for the tech giant ... iPhone on the Clock Wall Street Reacts ...
April 8, 2015
Landmark Building Reopens as Embassy Suites in the Heart of Downtown Louisville
With many historic details maintained, including a large clock that once graced the entry way ... original architecture that has been carefully restored to its beauty. One wall of the hotel features artistic tiles of hand-sanded orchids, paying homage ...
April 8, 2015
iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy Due to Morpho Biometrics
Time clocks provide a reliable and consistent method of collecting ... Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 years' experience, Morpho has captured ...
April 8, 2015
I Stayed at the Scientology Celebrity Center Posing as a German Rock Star
There's a large desk, a bookshelf and pictures of boats lining the wall. "And this is L ... Panicking, I point to the clock on her desk. "Oh no! It's after 7! Dieter does aerobics every night precisely at 7!" Karen is sensitive to my concern and comforts ...
April 7, 2015